Depositing your data in an archive will facilitate its discovery and preservation. While you can share your data informally by emailing it to requestors or posting it to a website, informal methods of sharing make it difficult for people to find your data and access it in the long-term. SBU Research Data Services can help you to select a data repository suitable to your needs.
Your Data Repository
Academic Commons Data – The repository established to capture, distribute, and preserve the digital products of SBU faculty and researchers. Academic Commons is an option for making your data publicly available and ensuring long term access to it, depending upon the nature of the content and the size of the datasets. See the Guidelines for Research Dataset Contributions in Academic Commons (coming soon) for more details, or contact us for assistance.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) – The world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR staff can guide you in preparing your data for archiving and distribution. See their Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving and their page on Depositing Data.
Listings of Other Data Repositories
Note: Not all repositories necessarily take researcher-produced datasets where you can share your data. Moreover, not all repositories listed can ensure long-term preservation of your data; contact each one for more details.
(adapted from: MIT Libaries)
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